Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Here's where we'll be spending Thanksgiving, at the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. We're driving back to L.A. This hotel has been described as a Motel 6 with a casino attached. It also has a dog wing at the back, and a pet inspector who checks your carpet in the morning before you can leave. It's part of our usual route in the winter.

They have an all you can eat buffet. It's just over state line so it's very popular with Utah Jack Mormons who can cross the line and drink and gamble and eat. Also a popular spot for truckers.

When we first started staying in Mesquite it inspired me to do some episodes of the Whinsey and Anita on line adventure set in Mesquite. But now I have too much cleaning to do still to find them and post them. We don't gamble much, but it's one of those casinos where the lights are flashing and the ching ching ching of coins falling is loud as it can be. In Vegas now many of the casinos are silent, you just get a ticket of your winnings which isn't nearly as much fun I think.

Anyway, enjoy your day wherever you're spending it: don't get mad at the relatives, don't drop the main course, and don't worry about your diet.

5 comments:

Namowal said...

I didn't know they still had casinos that dropped actual coins. I thought that was part of the fun. Winning 400 nickels was fun because the tray would fill up with nickels! Way more exciting than a ticket saying you won twenty bucks. To give them credit, they machines usually play a clankty clank sound effect when the ticket is printed.
I hope you have a good Thanksgiving. I'm sure Molly will be on her best behavior.

linda said...

...don't get mad at the relatives, don't drop the main course, and don't worry about your diet--and don't serve opossum dog toy.

stray said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Don't lose the nest egg! If I drop the main course, I may just brush it off and serve it anyway....

stray said...

...don't get mad at the relatives....
oops maybe I should skip holidays from now on....

Sally said...

Namowal, the coins don't drop at the casino anymore. The place was so nasty I don't know if I can bring myself to post about it. We're home.